Turbocharging, Supercharging, Porsche 911 and Engine Theory Books

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Maximum Boost : Designing, Testing, and Installing Turbocharger Systems


by Corky Bell. Designing, Testing, and Installing Turbocharger Systems.

(250 pages) Published by Robert Bentley.


Chapters Include details on:

An Engineering Look at the Basics, Acquiring a Turbocharged Vehicle, Selecting the Turbocharger, Turbocharger Lubrication,

Intercooling, Intake Manifold, Electronic Fuel Injection, Carburation

Events in the Chamber, Exhaust Manifold Design, Exhaust Systems, Boost Controls

Preparing the Engine, Testing the System, Trouble,

Developments in Turbocharging, Bringing it all Together, Installing a Turbo Kit



by Hugh MacInnes. Published by HP Books

Turbo Design, Sizing and Matching, Installation Details, Controls, Carburation, Intercooling, Water Injection, Street and Race Cars, Boats, Motorcycles.

 Supercharged! Design, Testing and

Installation of Supercharger systems

By Corky Bell Paperback - 334 pages 1st edition (November 2001)

Bentley Publishers; Dimensions (in inches): 0.9 x 10.4 x 7.9 I have not reviewed this book yet

Supercharging, Turbocharging, & Nitrous Oxide

Performance Handbook (Powerpro).

By Earl Davis, Diane Davis Paperback - 160 pages (December 2001)

Motorbooks International; Dimensions (in inches): 0.4 x 10.6 x 8 I have not reviewed this book yet

Porsche 911 Performance Handbook


2nd Edition. 1996

Author: Bruce Anderson.

272 Pages, Nice Book!

A must have for the Porsche and automotive enthusiast! Excellent details on engine changes and rebuilding information.


Porsche 911 Performance History

Buying a used 911

911 Engine Development

Engine Performance Modification

Suspension, Brakes, Wheels, and Tires,


Custom Treatment Photo Gallery

911 Options

Tune-up Specifications

Preventative Maintenance

Conversions and Formulas


Recommended Reading

 Auto Math Handbook : Calculations, Formulas, Equations and Theory for Automotive Enthusiasts.

By John Lawlor Paperback - 147 pages (May 1991)

H.P. Books; Dimensions (in inches): 0.35 x 10.9 x 8.6

I have not reviewed this book yet


Introduction to Internal Combustion Engines

2nd Edition, by Richard Stone,

Published by SAE

Introduction, Thermodynamic Principles, Combustion and Fuels, Spark Ignition Engines, Compression Ignition Engines, Induction and Exhaust Processes, Two-Stroke Engines, In-cylinder Motion, Turbocharging, Engine Modeling, Mechanical Design Considerations, Heat Transfer in Internal Combustion Engines, Experimental Facilities, Case Studies

The design and tuning of competition Engines

by Phillip H. Smith, Sixth Edition, Revised by David N. Wenner, Published by Robert Bentley

Chapter 1: THEORY; Heat Engine Operation, The Production of Power, Problems of High Speed Operation, Mechanical Construction of High Power Engines, Crankshaft Design and Engine Balance, Planning for Performance, Efficient Combustion, Mixture Production

Chapter 2: PRACTICE; The Cylinder Head, The Valve Gear, Crankshaft, Cylinders, and Pistons, Compression Ratio, The Engine in Operation, Supercharging

Part 3: ENGINES AND APPLICATIONS; The American V8 Engine, Formula Ford, Cosworth, Datsun, Volkswagen Air-Cooled, Volkswagen Water Cooled, Other Popular Competition Engines: Wankel Rotary, Toyota, Ford SOHC 4 cyl, Porsche 911.

Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals


by John B. Heywood, Published in 1988 by McGraw-Hill, Inc.


  • Engine Types and Their Operation
  • Engine Design and Operating Parameters
  • Thermochemistry of Fuel-Air Mixtures
  • Properties of Working Fluids
  • Ideal Models of Engine Cycles
  • Gas Exchange Processes
  • Spark Ignition (SI) Engine Fuel Metering and Manifold Phenomena
  • Charge Motion within the Cylinder
  • Combustion in Spark Ignition Engines
  • Combustion in Compression Ignition Engines
  • Pollutant Formation and Control
  • Engine Heat Transfer
  • Engine Friction and Lubrication
  • Modeling Real Engine Flow and Combustion Processes
  • Engine Operating Characteristics
  • Appendixes: Conversion factors, Ideal Gas Relationships, Equations for fluid flow through a Restriction

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